Charlie Z, known widely as a must-see percussionist and performer, retains an impressive resume and growing catalog of work.


Zeleny has performed sold-out shows at The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, Metlife Stadium, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Lollapalooza, Warped Tour, Prog Power Europe and Maryland Deathfest. He has also played on over 135 Records and Touring through more than 20 Countries and 41 US States, at last count!


Charlie Z has toured/recorded with Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse), Behold the Arctopus, Blotted Science, Suspyre, Jurgen Blackmore, and Joe Lynn Turner, among many others. In fact, Tony Portaro recruited Charlie soon after witnessing his show-stopping performance with Joe Lynn Turner at Dingbatz, in Tony's home town.

Drummer Charlie Zeleny is in the Sick Drummer "Hall of Fame" and is in Blender Magazine's "Best Metal Drummers of All Time" article. He has played duo with Jordan Rudess (Keyboardist  of Dream Theater) and has performed drum duets with Terry Bozzio for The Drum Channel.


Charlie Z has also garnered international acclaim with his Drumageddon video series, where he performs nonstop one-take drum solo videosthrough NYC landmarks, including Times Square in Manhattan, The Unisphere in Queens and up an entire Brooklyn Building. Drumageddon has been featured in Metal Hammer, Metal Sucks, Metal Injection, Melodic Rock, New York Magazine and Batterie Magazine.

"Drumageddon is The Ultimate Drum Solo. Charlie Z tears through a Brooklyn building drumming his way up to the roof."

~ New York Magazine

"Drumageddon star Charlie Zeleny has already become an internet megastar after posting videos of himself drumming his way up some massive landmarks. He's clearly a genius and a mentalist."

~ Metal Hammer Magazine

"Zeleny's drumming has to be heard to be believed."

~ All Music Guide


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